Why Join the American Legion?
Do You Remember?
Do you remember when your unit was under fire? You were scared. You didn't know whether you would ever get home again, see your family, your loved ones. And the only thing that you could count on in that instant was your buddy. And you knew he was counting on you too.
Perhaps you were one
of the lucky ones who never saw combat. Do you remember the
tediousness of garrison life? Do you remember the interminable hurry
up and wait? Do you remember the inane make-work projects you were
ordered to do? But your buddy was always there along side you,
making the wise-crack, helping you make it though each day, maybe
even covering for you on occasion.
Your buddy still needs you!!!
Maybe your buddy is in one of the VA hospitals; his war wounds
and/or time have taken its toll on his body. Maybe he or she is
a young veteran, just discharged from service in the Gulf War or
Bosnia and is having difficulty finding a civilian job. Maybe
your buddy is just an ordinary guy or gal like yourself, wanting
to share stories and comradeship with someone who was in a
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If you are on active duty today, anywhere in the world, or have served a minimum of one day federal active service during any eligible war eras, you are a veteran and you're eligible to become a Legionnaire!
We're veterans just like you, nearly 3 million strong, who care about America, veterans and their families and our nation's youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we've all earned - and were promised - by service to our nation in uniform.
We invite you to join us now. Membership brings an impressive array of benefits. The American Legion is always there for you and your family. - in Minnesota we have 242 posts, and over 50,000 members. Just like you, we're "Still Serving America!"
You must have served at least one day of active military duty during the dates below and were honorably discharged or still serving honorably.
Apr 6, 1917- Nov 11, 1918;
Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946
Jun 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955
Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Aug 24, 1982 - Jul 31, 1984
Dec 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990
Aug.2, 1990 - present
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION (SAL) ELIGIBILITY
All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and Persian Gulf, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the "Sons of The American Legion."
AUXILIARY (AUX) ELIGIBILITY
A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras. Step relatives are also eligible.